When I was a child, I was very shy. But I loved to help other people. I always found ways to help people at church, at home or at school. At the time, I did not know that this is called serving others — I just liked to help people.

Jesus came to earth and showed us how to serve. Jesus healed people and taught how to serve others. One of Jesus’ disciples, Peter, talks about serving in our Bible Reading today. Peter explained that God gives each of us special gifts that will “best serve each other” (verse 10b).

God has given you special gifts to use for Him. Maybe your gift is serving other people. God helped me develop that gift when I was very young. Now it is easy for me to be His servant.

Use the gifts God has given you! “Then it is God who will be praised in everything through Jesus Christ” (verse 11b).